My copy of MacOS 10.4 will be here Friday ($35 off at Amazon). Neil has been running it for a while and got me excited about it last night. I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to prepare. I think I’ll just do a clean install to one of my machines as a proving ground.
It’s going to be a long time until I upgrade this server. With the new GCC 4.0 compiler and all the backend changes in 10.4, I can only imagine it’s going to be a nightmare rebuilding all the perl mods and their dependancies. I’ll wait until the server users blaze the trail. Thanks to Neil I think I’ve fixed the Atom problem with links in my templates that were returning an error with the new Safari RSS.
I’m looking forward to managing my workflow with Automator. Spotlight (modeled after the BeOS filesystem database) and Dashboard are interesting. I’m a little disappointed and surprised that most of the OS isn’t 64bit, and that they would release Mac Mini— knowing Tiger was coming— and they wouldn’t support Core Image on it. If they knew the required specs wouldn’t be met, surely they should have made the Mini video cards upgradable.
I can’t seem to find any info on Darwin’s open source components. Is it running Apache2? Samba3? PHP5? Where are those tech specs listed?